10,000-year-old weapon found in melting glacier

Posted by Reza irfan raditya on 10:37 PM

10,000-year-old weapon found in melting glacierWho says climate change doesn't have its good side? Not archaeologists, who discovered a spear from ten millennia ago in a melting ice patch - and that's just the start of what they've found.
The artifact in question is an atlatl dart, a spear-like weapon used by Native Americans. Although the artifact, which you can see below, may look like just a tree branch - a fact exacerbated by it being curved by the melting process and nearly snapped in half by a passing animal - it was actually a state-of-the-art hunting weapon when it was used 10,000 years ago.
10,000-year-old weapon found in melting glacier
The discovery was made possible by the unprecedented melting of ice patches, once permanently frozen areas that are now revealing their secrets. Leading the charge is Craig Lee of the University of Colorado, who explains what his new specialty of ice patch archaeology is all about:The best part is that the artifacts entombed in the ice are often objects that couldn't have survived in any other conditions. A wooden weapon like the atlatl would likely have decomposed long ago if left unprotected against the elements. By carefully studying regions of past human activity to identify the most likely patches to contain artifacts, Lee and other archaeologists can discover everything from human artifacts to plant remains, animal carcasses, and, yes, feces, all of which can help us better understand the ancient past.
Lee explains what is most likely to be found in these ice patches:

wise quotes

Posted by Reza irfan raditya on 7:56 PM
Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me !

Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.

Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.

Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.

Criticizing is easy, art is difficult.

Violence won’t solve a thing. It makes it more challenging to solve, though.

I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.

Not to care for philosophy is to be a true philospher.

The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.

The best mind-altering drug is truth.

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.

A winner listens, a loser just waits until it is their turn to talk.

Guns don’t kill people — people do.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

If you are not part of the cure, then you are part of the problem.

The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.

The best things in life are not things.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.

Beware of a man of one book.

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.

Man Utd hold off Chelsea to win Shield

Posted by Reza irfan raditya on 7:05 PM
Manchester United inflicted their first defeat on Chelsea since the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as Blues boss to win the Community Shield and lay down a marker for the new season.

Ancelotti's team ended the last campaign as Premier League and FA Cup champions - inflicting home and away league defeats on United in the process, as well as winning the Community Shield.

But they had no answer to a United team inspired by the evergreen Paul Scholes, who controlled the contest from midfield with a superb passing display.

On an afternoon when England's World Cup flops were booed by the vast majority of the 84,623 inside Wembley, Wayne Rooney played a superb low pass for Antonio Valencia's opening goal.

United received a further fillip when new signing Javier Hernandez scored a somewhat fortuitous goal after coming on as a half-time substitute.

Chelsea, who found Edwin van der Sar in impressive form, pulled a goal back late on through Salomon Kalou after the Dutch keeper had made a brilliant one-handed save from substitute Daniel Sturridge.

But substitute Dimitar Berbatov extinguished any slim hopes of a Chelsea comeback with an exquisite lob from Nani's cute pass in the final minute to complete a successful afternoon for Sir Alex Ferguson's team.

The match enjoyed a particularly lively opening period, during which both teams had clear chances to open the scoring.

Valencia did not put enough purchase on an attempted lob, while Scholes wastefully - and somewhat uncharacteristically - volleyed well wide after he had been picked out completely unmarked 16 yards from goal.

Chelsea, with Nicolas Anelka at the tip of an attacking trio that also comprised Florent Malouda and Kalou, quickly responded.
Van der Sar, with a rare handling error, failed to hold a long-range strike from Anelka, but Kalou could not convert the rebound from a tight angle.

If the Dutch keeper had been less than assured with Anelka's strike, he was simply sensational as he palmed clear a goal-bound header from Branislav Ivanovic with one hand.

On a warm Wembley afternoon, the tempo noticeably dipped as the opening half wore on, but there was still a series of breathtaking passes from Scholes to savour.

His deft chip played Rooney through but the striker could not find the target from an acute angle, while several times the veteran midfielder caught left-back Cole out of position with raking cross-field passes.

From one of them, Rooney played a precise first-time cross that Valencia converted for the opening goal four minutes before the break.

Chelsea, who defeated Portsmouth to win the FA Cup on their previous trip to Wembley in May, responded after the restart, with Malouda and the fit-again Michael Essien shooting narrowly wide from long distance, while Van der Sar denied Kalou and Cole, who was later booed from the field as he was substituted.

United had made a triple change at the break - with Hernandez soon into his stride on his first major outing since joining from Mexican side Guadalajara.

The diminutive forward showcased a series of flicks and spins, as well as a speed and willingness to create space.

But he was lucky with his goal, snatching at a Valencia cross only for the ball to strike him flush in the face before deflecting into the net.

Chelsea responded, with Van der Sar twice denying the lively Sturridge but unable to prevent Kalou from slotting home a rebound.

It looked as though the Blues might find an equaliser but the prospect of a fourth penalty shoot-out in as many years ended with Berbatov's crafty lobbed finish in injury-time.

Chelsea: Hilario, Paulo Ferreira (Bruma 79), Ivanovic, Terry, Cole (Zhirkov 79), Essien, Lampard, Mikel (Drogba 60), Kalou, Anelka (Sturridge 60), Malouda (Benayoun 72).

Subs Not Used: Turnbull, Van Aanholt.

Goals: Kalou 83.

Man Utd: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Jonathan Evans, Vidic, Fabio Da Silva (Smalling 71), Valencia, Scholes (Fletcher 80), Carrick (Giggs 79), Park (Nani 46), Owen (Hernandez 46), Rooney (Berbatov 46).

Russia Vows Support for Breakaway Georgian Territories

Posted by Reza irfan raditya on 7:00 PM
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has pledged to develop broad economic and security ties with Abkhazia, one of two breakaway Georgian territories recognized by Moscow as independent countries.

Map of Georgia

Mr. Medvedev spoke Sunday in the Abkhaz city of Sukhumi, on the second anniversary of a brief but deadly war with Georgia.

He said the move to recognize the territories was not a simple decision. But he said time has shown it to be the right decision.

Russian forces crushed the Georgian army in the five-day war, and left thousands of troops in place in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Russia's move to recognize the regions as independent countries has been condemned by Georgia and by virtually all Western governments.

Georgia commemorated the war Saturday, with President Mikheil Saakashvili saying it remains Georgia's duty "to continue the struggle every day for the liberation of our land."

Following wreath-laying ceremonies Saturday in the Georgian capital, Georgian Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia vowed that Georgian soldiers who died in the conflict will not be forgotten.

In Washington, U.S. senator and former presidential candidate John McCain called for more U.S. support for Georgia.

Writing in Sunday's edition of The Washington Post, McCain praised President Barack Obama for recent statements supporting Georgia. But he urged the administration to, in his words, "turn these good words into better policies."

Last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized Russia for what she called its "occupation" of the two Georgian territories.
Posted by Reza irfan raditya on 6:59 PM
Cara Sholat Hajat

Januari 18, 2007

Sebagai seorang muslim, hendaknya kita senantiasa memohon kepada Allah S.W.T. Allah pasti menggabulkan permohonan hamban-Nya, karena Allah selalu dekat dengan hamba-Nya dan Dia Maha mendengar.

Shalat Hajat ialah Shalat sunat yang selalu dikerjakn untuk suatu keperluan (hajat) agar diperkenankan oleh Allah.

Di dalam Al-Qur’an Allah berfirman :
“Hai orang-orang yang beriamn, mohonlah pertolongan (kepada Allah) dengan kesabaran dan shalat, sesuguhnya Allah beserta orang-orang yang sabar.” (QS. Al-Baqarah: 153)

Wallahu A’lam.

Setelah Melihat Dan Membaca Komentar Santi saya tertarik sekali bahwa katanya sholat hajat itu termasuk dalam Bid’ah dan tidak boleh di kerjakan. Saya pun mencoba mencari referensi dari internet dan alhamdulillah saya menemukan tetang sholat hajat tersebut, Dan saya temukan Link seperti berikut ini.

http://www.mail-archive.com/assunnah@yahoogroups.com/msg18785.html

untuk menjaga agar link tersebut tidak hilang maka saya copy disini.

http://unsecure.wordpress.com/2008/02/18/sholat-hajat-bidah/

mungkin anda bingung dan merasa salah. Tapi ada baiknya kita sama sama mencari guru yang benar benar mampu di bidang itu. Untuk memperjelas mana sebenarnya yang lebih baik. Menurut saya pribadi dari pada ragu ragu lebih baik tidak di kerjakan sama sekali

Toh tidak hanya sholat hajat yang bole meminta pada tuhan masih ada sholat lail yang lebih bahkan sangat jelas dasar hukumnya.

Jadi tinggal memutuskan Sholat hajat itu Bidah atau tidak ..?? mari bertanya terhadap yang lebih tau.

untuk saudari Santi Terima Kasih atas comentarnya . Saya sangat senang Sekali :) .Dan kalau hati anda tergerak untuk melihat postingan ini lagi bolehlah kiranya saya tau email anda :) ini email saya/

Saudis, BlackBerry Strike Deal

Posted by Reza irfan raditya on 6:57 PM
Officials say deal involves installing BlackBerry computer servers in the kingdom, which would allow the government some access to user's data
(File Photo)

Saudi Arabia and the company that makes BlackBerry mobile devices are testing a plan that would allow the government to monitor messages sent to and from the smart phones.

Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator said the testing is part of a 48-hour grace period before an annouced ban on the BlackBerry's messaging service. The grace period ends Monday.

Officials say the deal involves installing BlackBerry computer servers in the kingdom, which would allow the Saudi government some access to user's data.

Saudi Arabia announced it would suspend messenger services Friday because Research in Motion, the company that makes the BlackBerry, has failed to meet Riyadh's demands for access to encrypted information.

The BlackBerry is still facing potential bans in the United Arab Emirates and India.

Kuwait said Sunday it has no intention of banning BlackBerry services, but is talking to RIM about government concerns.

The UAE has said it will suspend e-mail, web browsing and instant messenger services on BlackBerry devices starting October 11. The ban will not affect telephone and text messaging services.

Like Saudi Arabia, the UAE actively censors websites and other forms of media seen as harming national security.

India has also voiced concern about the fact that BlackBerry technology makes it nearly impossible for a third party to monitor users' communications.